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U.S. Protecting Us from AI
R. Colin Johnson  
10/21/2016   Post a comment
From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
The Real Problem with Digital Assistants
Puga Sankara  
10/21/2016   Post a comment
The electronic digital assistants on our mobile devices have some limitations. They could do a much better job.
Security Risk in the Age of Cloud Computing
Chris King  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
If supply chain architecture in the cloud is not properly designed, a flaw in one client’s application would not only allow hackers to access their information, but other client’s information as well.
Autonomous Car Mobility Shifts Electronics Industry
Pablo Valerio  
10/18/2016   (2) comments
By 2025, automated mobility services could be a $120 billion business in the United States alone. The impact on companies in mobile technology, connected vehicles, and wireless infrastructure could be as important as the arrival of the smartphone last decade.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup?
Junko Yoshida  
10/14/2016   Post a comment
It’s far from clear what caused Samsung Note 7 to catch fire. But a new report emerged that the culprit might not be the lithium-ion batteries. Rather, the problem might reside in tweaks made to the processor.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain
Rick Merritt  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
6 Biggest Supply Chain Boons of Enterprise Labeling
Josh Roffman  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
The case for enterprise barcode labeling is compelling. With the right enterprise labeling solution, organizations benefit in a variety of ways.
Heavyweight Logistic Providers Match Startups’ Tech Spend
B. Cameron Gain  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
Logistics providers are spending on tech, but is it enough to disrupt the industry?
Samsung Needs to Get Transparent
Rick Merritt  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Samsung owes its customers and the tech community a clear explanation of what happened with the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
Digital High Performers Rare in Tech Industry
Sami Luukkonen  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
New evidence suggests that few in this industry are generating financial success from their extensive digital investments.
Software Predicts Power Component Failure
R. Colin Johnson  
10/6/2016   (5) comments
Eaton Corp. unveils PredictPulse Insight is a cloud-based software subscription service that anticipates failures in universal power supply (UPS) systems before they happen.
Flash has Clearly Won But Can Suppliers Meet Demand?
Jim O'Reilly  
10/6/2016   Post a comment
Solid state storage hasn't taken the place of every hard drive. It's a complex question about why, but there are several driving forces.
Toyota: Hydrocar as 'Power Bank' 20 Years out
Junko Yoshida  
10/5/2016   Post a comment
Toyota brought to Paris Toyota FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) PLUS. It uses compressed hydrogen as its fuel source. Toyota proposes the FCV PLUS will be also used as a “generator” for homes, other cars and local power grids.
Barcelona to Host Second IoT Industrial Solutions World Congress
Pablo Valerio  
10/3/2016   Post a comment
The upcoming IoT Solutions World Congress will offer a platform to discuss the best strategies as we move toward ubiquitous industrial IoT.
Software-Centric World Takes Over Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/30/2016   (10) comments
Finally, the move to software has taken over the enterprise. The supply chain is becoming more automated, and that's going to change the way we all do business.
4 Biggest Boons Enterprise Labeling Integration with SAP
Josh Roffman  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
There are many specific benefits that SAP-based organizations realize when deploying an enterprise labeling solution that integrates to SAP.
The Reality of Supply Chains On-the-Go
Malysa O'Connor  
9/28/2016   (8) comments
Investment in mobile technology is expected to continue across the supply chain – and for good reason.
Massive Sensor Fusion for Cars Is HERE
Junko Yoshida  
9/26/2016   (2) comments
HERE’s new live traffic/map offerings are the world’s first services created from real-time sensor data from competing car brands. From technical perspectives, though, bigger issues include: how open the specifications will be for collected sensory data.
Amazon Echo & How It Resonates
Junko Yoshida  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Amazon’s Echo-like smart speakers are on the rise. The voice interface is emerging as one of the most natural interface to control IoT devices. Analysts expect the voice interface in home automation hubs, TVs, set-top boxes, HVAC/environmental control hubs and more.
Leveraging SAP for a Complex Global Supply Chain
Josh Roffman  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Allowing organizations to drive all of their business processes through SAP means that companies are better able to meet their global operations and supply chain requirements.
Robo-Car's Safety Challenges DoT
Junko Yoshida  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
The federal policy places self-driving cars directly under the purview of federal regulators. Stripped from the privilege of “self-certifying” their vehicles, carmakers will need “pre-market approval” from the DoT. The key question, however, is testing of AI cars’ safety.
7 Ways 3D Printing Adds New Dimensions to EMS & Supply Chain
Akhil Oltikar  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
Here are a few of the ways 3D printing is impacting the electronic supply chain.
Biometrics Upgrade to AirPod-like Earbuds
R. Colin Johnson  
9/19/2016   (1) comment
Valencell Inc's PerformTek biometric measurement module adds biometric sensing function to accelerometer-equipped wireless earbuds.
Touch Standard Rides I3C Link
Rick Merritt  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
MIPI aims to replace proprietary interfaces
Display Solutions for the Mid-Volume OEMs...Your Way
Keith Mitnik  
9/14/2016   Post a comment
Customized displays don't need to be a complicated and expensive choice for designers and procurement professionals.
MLCCs: Not Your Grandfather's Capacitors
Ron Demcko  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Multilayer ceramic capacitor are considered basic technology, cheap and plentiful. Big shifts, though, have been made to improve the size, capabilities and cost.
Chip Process War Heats Up
Rick Merritt  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Samsung and China are the wild cards
Custom Magnetics: What Are They & When Do You Need Them?
Tim Shafer  
9/12/2016   Post a comment
For electronics designers, it's important to know what custom magnetics are, how to determine if they are needed, and how to engage with a custom magnetics supplier.
Supply Chain Graduate Degrees: Make the Most of Education
Puga Sankara  
9/9/2016   (5) comments
Young supply chain professional need to develop career plans to ensure getting the most out of a Graduate Degree.
Apple Debuts Three Custom Chips
Rick Merritt  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
AirPods' W1 is company’s first wireless SoC
Materials Emerge to Support Industrial 3D Printing
Pablo Valerio  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
When 3D printers are able to use a wide range of different materials, endless possibilities will emerge.
Non-Volatile Memories Morph Industry Collaboration
Gary Hilson  
9/6/2016   Post a comment
Emerging technologies benefit from early interaction with customers, particularly new paradigms such as NVMe
Robots Tackle Mundane Supply Chain Tasks
Rich Quinnell  
9/5/2016   (2) comments
in the supply chain, the idea of a robot taking over a manual computer task initially seems ludicrous. However, software robot can save time and money.
Building a Business Case for Using a Third Party to Implement & Manage a B2Bi Program
Peter Edlund  
9/1/2016   Post a comment
When selecting a third party to manage your electronic transactions, there are a number of things you should keep in mind.
Donald Trump for President: Technologists Say "Absolutely Not"
Apek Mulay  
9/1/2016   (1) comment
Technology sector leaders have spoken out against Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. However, they have failed to address a number of economic realities.
6 Measurable Ways Equipment Maintenance Training Benefits Your Factory
Terry Wahlgren  
8/30/2016   Post a comment
For many manufacturers, equipment techs are the unsung heroes that keep factories running and producing high quality products week after week. To succeed, these workers need good training.
Alliance Seeks to Boost Indoor LTE
Rich Quinnell  
8/30/2016   (1) comment
Is It Time to Say Goodbye to EDI?
Logical Link  
8/29/2016   Post a comment
EDI and APIs These issues will continue to remain complex as “bring your own device” and device managed inventory (DMI) strategies meld with B2B data swapping, cloud-based services, automated purchase order generation and inventory replenishment
End-to-End IoT Security Simplified
Rich Quinnell  
8/29/2016   (2) comments
Make vs. Buy: Weighing the Cost of the Conveyor
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/26/2016   Post a comment
There's no single right answer when a manufacturer starts to decide whether to make or buy its conveyor system. The only real answer is "It depends."
Canadian company collaborates with Corning to improve screen protection
Gary Hilson  
8/18/2016   Post a comment
Phantom Glass has stayed small and nurtured its own manufacturing to stay nimble and responsive to a global market
Can Virtualization Be Used to Prevent Life-Threatening IoT Attacks?
Art Swift  
8/16/2016   Post a comment
Open Source Hypervisor for IoT Security Stops Lateral Movement
Automotive Security Resides in the Supply Chain
Gary Hilson  
8/15/2016   Post a comment
Intel and others are looking to foster collaboration to build more resilient platforms for automotive systems as hacked vehicles become a more frequent occurrence
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